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statewide is now up to 14. they are spread across seven counties, st. johns and osceola counties have the newest reported cases. our team coverage begins with news 6 reporter justin warmoth who joins us live from osceola county. what have you learned about this most recent case? >> this case, like others in the state of florida is travel-associated and not in a pregnant woman. that's all according to state health officials. we tried to talk to osceola county health officials today about the person infected, if they're a male or female, but they declined to comment. they did tell us, though, they're planning on setting some traps for mosquitos that carry the zika virus. they're also keeping an eye on the mosquito population in the county. this again makes the number of confirmed zika cases in florida at 14 and the first case in central florida. we haven't been told if this person infected again is a male or female, but we're told the most important thing here is they're not pregnant. another tip officials are giving
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dumping out any standing water that may be at your house, in your backyard that would attract mosquitos. they're also saying wear long sleeves and use bug and mosquito repellant if you're planning on going outside. the latest case is in central florida in osceola county. we'll stay on top of this and bring you more in the next hour. >> thank you, justin. our team coverage continues now with a look at senator bill nelson's call to action. he is doubling down on his request to step up the response to the dangerous illness. >> he spoke about the illness here in orlando just a couple of hours ago. news 6 anchor ginger gadsden joins us now with the latest on this. >> senator nelson said again today he's asking president obama to appoint a point person or a czar to deal with the growing problem. the reason for this, he says it's how the government handled the potential outbreak of the ebola virus just a couple of years ago. again, there have been 14
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7 counties. right now, there's no cure for zika and some people who carry the virus won't show any symptoms. senator nelson says that has him worried and the time is now to get ahead of the issue. >> the function of government is to try to protect the people. and so this is just another one that we have to face. >> senator nelson also went on to say despite the large influx of travelers to central florida, he does not expect the zika virus to have a bigger impact here than anywhere else in the state. but he did say he is worried that without taking action, we could see a lot more cases in the near future. now, we have what you need to know about the zika virus, including travel notices, symptoms and treatment. it's all on our website, just head to, powered by news 6. you'll find it on the home page. >> thank you. we're following breaking news in orlando now. crews are on the scene of a milk
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sky 6 just flew over the scene on bumby avenue south of colonial. we're told the building was empty when the semi hit that building. the tow truck was on the scene to remove the truck. this is causing some traffic problems in the area. you'll want to avoid the area if you can. we'll continue to bring you updates as we get them. >> well, a huge headache for some students and staff at ucf and is getting even bigger tonight after the personal information of thousands of people was hacked. >> the hotline set up by the school is being inundated with callers. some are complaining of an hour or more wait time to see if they're among the victims. news 6 reporter eric sandoval is getting answers from university officials about all of this tonight. you found out this could snowball even more, right? >> yeah, it really could. the data breach is actually the talk of ucf tonight, even at a concert that's getting ready to start across the street here. 63,000 people. picture that. that's the size of a
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we found out today that number could grow even more. >> we care about what we're hearing from our campus community and what we're hearing is the wait times have been too long. >> the ucf spokesman says his office has been swamped with calls and facebook comments complaining of wait times of more than an hour. thousands are waiting to see if they were among the 63,000 whose personal information was hacked. now news 6 has found out ucf may not be alone. other colleges and universities may have also been hacked. f.b.i. they tell us the f.b.i. is investigating the possibility of similar computer intrusions at other private and public universities across the country. the investigation is active and ongoing. therefore, additional deals cannot be confirmed at this time. at ucf, leaders say they're busy trying to figure out how the hackers got in. and more importantly, they're trying to figure out how to prevent it from happening again.
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focusing on what they call the law enforcement investigation. >> when you say law enforcement investigation, does that mean you're trying to find out who did it or you're trying to prosecute? >> i can only speak for law enforcement per se, but ucf police and f.b.i. are investigating. that's continuing. >> some question whether this should have happened in the first place. we found out today the top cyber securities at ucf have been pushing for tighter security here for years and they haven't gotten it. we asked university leaders why. find out what they said, coming up at 6:00. >> for now, we're live at ucf, eric sandoval, news 6. back to you. >> thank you. breaking news on your money now. a rough end to the week on wall street. the dow fell more than 200 points. the nasdaq lost more than 3%. the s&p also saw a big drop. analysts say a big drop in text stocks was a big reason for the decline. the dow has lost more than 1200 points so far this year. >> brutal.
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changes in our weather. feels like a florida winter outside. a live look over downtown orlando. that big cool-down could stay with us for a little while. >> chief meteorologist tom sorrells is pinpointing it all for us. will the weekend be this beautiful? >> no. it's going to be this cool, but beautiful, probably not. it's going to cloud up tomorrow and give us some rain. >> okay. >> i don't think you're going to love it. it's beautiful. we have clear sky. nothing on radar. you see how cleaned out we are from orlando to jacksonville. some clouds are coming this way, streaming in. this system is trying to form and work its way through here. right now in melbourne, it's 59 degrees. right now in daytona beach we're holding at 54. the on-the-town forecast for this evening calls for the temperatures to slide on down from the 50's now to the low 50's by 10 p.m. from there, the clouds bail us out. instead of dropping farther, we'll start to slow that descent. i'll be back to pinpoint the overnight lows where you live and show you that rain for tomorrow so you can make your plans and realize it's not
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stay cool. >> all right. >> see you in a few. >> thank you, tom. you can get breaking weather alerts and live radar anytime on our pinpoint weather app. just search wkmg in your app store. >> new developments in the case of a brevard county teen accused of beating his younger sister to death. we've learned he will be charged as an adult. the 15-year-old noah walls' 21-month-old sister was found unresponsive last month after she was left in his car. deputies say walls hit the girl and she died from hers injuries. walls is charged with second-degree murder. >> a crime tracker alert in apopka. $17,000 charged to stolen credit cards. police need your help tracking down the guy in these surveillance pictures here. take a good look. we're told he used someone's identity to open lines of credit at several major retailers. the same guy is wanted in polk county for spending thousands of dollars there. this is a good look at him.
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call crime line at 1-800-423-tips. >> new video tonight. a helicopter helps police catch four suspects. seminole county sheriff's office posted this video to its facebook page. we're told the chopper followed four suspects after they sped away from orlando police yesterday. police tell us they tried to stop the driver for having an illegal window tint. the helicopter tracks their car to hartwell avenue near the 417 and sanford >> an arrest in a strange case in orange county. we're talking bigamy here. the sheriff's office says a man is married to three women. it gets weirder. one of them is his stepdaughter. deputies arrested the man. a woman who married him in 2011 told deputies he married her stepdaughter in september. a search of court records turned up a third marriage from 2006. deputies say the couple never divorced.
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is a registered sex offender. he was arrested back in 2000 for having a relationship with someone younger than 16 years old. >> another step toward making ucf's downtown campus a reality. >> next at 5:00, how soon the school will get a chance to present its multi-million dollar idea to state leaders. >> but first, tragedy as a crane falls on to a crowded street. what we're learning about safety measures, meant to keep this from happening. you are watching news 6, getting results. this is a live look at i-4 and church street in downtown orlando. traffic is slowing for now on this friday afternoon.
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>> i'm candace campos in the
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park. valentine's day is not until next weekend. let's pinpoint the forecast down to park level for all the romantics out there. make sure to wear the layers. it's going to be a chilly one. it starts at 2:30 with
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>> a deadly scene at the height of rush hour in new york city. video shows a huge crane collapsing on to the streets of manhattan this morning. police say one man died, two others were badly hurt. mayor bill deblasio says the crane just passed an inspection yesterday. he says crews worked to get people out of the way. >> those construction workers who, in the normal course of their work, as they were lowering the crane, were in fact keeping people away from the site and keeping traffic from proceeding down west broadway, part of why this situation was not even worse. >> the mayor also says nearby streets could be closed for days. >> new developments on ucf's push for a downtown orlando campus. >> school leaders say they plan once good again to convince state leaders to improve the campus. we have renderings of what the
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previous plans to make their pitch were cancelled in november and in january. earlier this week, the city of orlando said it is pledging $75 campus. >> some harsh exchanges between rival presidential candidates. sparks flew during a debate between the two remaining democratic candidates. >> it was their first one-on-one showdown. hillary clinton and vermont senator bernie sanders took the stage last night in new hampshire. it was the second straight night the two clashed. both candidates accused each other of being too negative. here's a look at one of their exchanges as clinton claims sanders tried to smear her campaign. >> i really don't think these kinds of attacks by insinuation are worthy of you. and enough is enough. if you've got something to say, say it. >> instead of arguing about definitions, let's talk -- >> you began it yesterday with your comments. >> -- let's talk about what we
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>> a new national poll from quinnipiac shows clinton with a slim lead over sanders. the new hampshire primaries will take place tuesday. >> super bowl 50 is not the only game we're bringing you this weekend. >> tomorrow night, the greenville swamp rabbits head to the amway center to take on the orlando solar bears. you can see the game live at 7 p.m. tomorrow on our 6-2 digital channel cozy tv or if you want to catch all the action in person, there are plenty of good seats available at the amway center. it is sure to be a good time. are you guys going? >> i'm not going there tomorrow, but it might be a good place to warm up instead of a hockey stadium. >> normally you think this is the coolest place to go and it might be just warm downtown. i've got beautiful shots. it's one great thing of clearing skies. the cold air makes for blue sky out there. this is a great one from our man steve in melbourne. >> i love it. >> a good-looking shot.
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stay warm this morning out at the cape. this is one view of the rocket launch there. >> very nice. did you see the rocket launch this morning? >> i was snoozing, man. >> really? >> you woke up at the crack of noon and missed it? >> it was 8:48 this morning, wasn't it? >> i saw brigitte and david talk about it live on tv. i wasn't here >> download storm pins right now in your app store. we'd like to see what you're seeing in central florida. i'll show you a few more rocket launch photos in the next hour. the radar is clear, good to go. scattered showers down south. that's it. the temperatures are the star of the show. we made it to 61 from leesburg to ocala. 58 to 60 from sanford to orlando. daytona beach right now, this shot is lying to you again. that looks beautiful. that looks tropical, doesn't it? it looks awesome. it's amazing. eat at joe's crab shack. it's perfect. it's not perfect.
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daytona beach, wind is from the north at 15 miles per hour. leesburg right now, you're also at 59 degrees. ocala, 57. 54 over in daytona beach. change. normally when we clean up and blow away the cloud cover like that, we don't change for days on end. but this time the clouds are going to make a quick comeback. i don't buy much of this moisture. by tomorrow afternoon by 4 p.m., there will be enough lift it will squeeze out scattered showers as the system builds and blows away sunday. lingering showers through the first part of the day on sunday at 50% and sunday afternoon, we clean back up and we cool off again. come take a look at these overnight lows tonight. they're in the neighborhood of what we did last night. not as cold in most spots. like in the villages tonight, 45. 43 in ocala. 47 in leesburg. the same in sanford and 50 in kissimmee. going to call the overnight low tonight in orlando 48. that's because the clouds are turning in time to save us from dropping even farther.
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the north, northwest, northeast, depending on where you are, we would cool out more but the clouds are going to save us. here's a look at tomorrow. >> first thing in the morning, 48 degrees at 8 a.m. by noon, 59. the daytime high ekes its way to 64. and then the chances for rain begin to increase after about 1 or 2:00 in the afternoon. definitely better after the afternoon into the morning on sunday. sunday's daytime high, only 59 degrees. rain chances, 50%. sunday's high, again, 59. monday's high, 66. all next week, though, there's not a single day where we get above about 66 until one week from now when we'll finally be getting close to normal next friday. >> it's a lot of consistent cool weather. >> yeah. >> yeah, man, all the cold weather lovers are happy. >> where was this in, like, january? >> it was 85 then. >> i know, right. >> got to take them as they come. >> that's right. thanks, tom.
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app, you can now get updates through one of our three radio partners all day long. chief meteorologist tom sorrells and meteorologist troy bridges are pinpointing your weather on 105.9 sunny fm, 101.9 amp radio, and mix 105.1. >> here's what's coming up tonight on news 6 at 8:00. keep it right here for news 6 at 11:00. >> florida's ongoing battle over medical marijuana could soon heat up again. >> next at 5:00, how some patients could soon get access to the drug and what a difference a half century makes. we'll show you what's changed and one thing that has not since the first super bowl. >> and ahead at 5:30, if you prefer puppies over football, we'll introduce you to some of the representatives in this year's puppy bowl as well as some things you may not know about that event. we'll be right back. >> remember, news 6 is always on
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a milk truck that hit a building. sky 6 just flew over the scene on bumby avenue south of colonial. the building was empty when the semi hit it. a tow truck was on the scene to remove the truck but it's still causing some traffic problems in the area. we will bring you updates as we continue to get them. >> tonight i'm going to take you to the headquarters of the coolest club in town. guess what members get. sunglasses. so what are we getting for our membership? >> you get a new pair of sunglasses every month delivered to your door. >> i think we both said it at the same time. >> the styles are cool, designs are great and it fits your profile. how do you get involved? check out my story tonight at 11:00 on news 6. >> a push to open the door for medical marijuana use in florida moves ahead. >> state senators are allowing the bill to help terminally ill patients to try any medicine
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f.d.a. clinical trial. the f.d.a. rejected proposals to include marijuana as part of the law. a separate proposal will be on the ballot this november. >> some mixed news on the jobs front nationwide. >> the nation's unemployment rate is at its lowest level in eight years. hiring, however has slowed down. the u.s. economy added 151,000 jobs in february, down from 292,000 in december. the unemployment rate fell to 4.9%, the lowest it's been since february of 2008. the labor department says more people started looking for work last month. >> the countdown is getting real now. the super bowl is just two days, one hour and four minutes away. you'll see the big game where, of course? right here on news 6. >> is it really? >> it really is. with this year's super bowl being the 50th, a lot of people are looking back at how far the event has come.
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first super bowl, all the way back in 1967. one thing that has not changed, this guy right here. the 74-year-old is one of three members of the exclusive never miss a super bowl club. he's been to every game since in l.a. it wasn't even sold out. he paid $12 for his ticket to that game. he says although it's gotten a lot more expensive, about $5700 this year, he plans to keep going because he loves the game. >> i feel like the nfl should pay for their tickets. they've been to every one. >> i'm sure the nfl does not feel the same way. they should pay for my tickets, too, but it's not happening. >> come on, whatever. kickoff is at 6:30 this sunday night. our coverage will last all day. morning. after the game, catch the lateshow with stephen colbert and keep it right here for news 6 at 11:00. >> we also have you covered on our website,,
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be sure to "like" us on facebook and follow us on twitter. we'll be interacting all night long. >> we're not going to talk to each other, we're just going to be on our phones all night long. >> we'll in the same room but worlds apart. ginger gadsden is joining us now with what's coming up at 5:30. >> coming up, we'll introduce you to some of the people who had a major impact on the life of a player in this sunday's super bowl, from right here in central florida. plus a gentleman's club is filing a lawsuit over a new human trafficking ordinance, find out why, coming up next. >> and the end of a case in the disappearance of a toddler. the prime suspect admitted to his role. find out how long he'll spend
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